And the faint but lively version of Frosty the Snowman was coming from his general direction.
But when we woke up this morning, and by we I mean Ryan... at the CRACK OF DAWN... Elfie had either been prowling the house and got caught in the act of getting back to his perch, or he decided compliments of the snowman on the other side of the door that he wouldn't be able to keep an eye on us as we worked on our outdoor Christmas lights so he moved to get a better view.
And I don't blame him, blink around here and those elves sprinkle a little Christmas Magic and before you know it there's even more Christmas to be found.
A family of gingerbread men also arrived, bringing their stockings in tow.
And before we knew it, the Nutcrackers appeared along with giant snowflakes.
The flakes latched onto and clung to the live oak tree creating a shimmery wonderland that these pictures just don't do justice to.